Photonic Neuromporphic Computing with Electrooptic Nonlinear Activation

Jonathan K. George, Armin Mehrabian, Rubab Amin, Tarek El-Ghazawi, Paul R. Prucnal, Volker J. Sorger

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Abstract

We report on using the transfer function of electrooptic absorption modulators as nonlinear activation functions of photonic neurons and show 95% accuracy of MNIST classification inference on an AlexNet in optical artificial neural networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018
EditorsKonstantinos Manousakis, Stavros Iezekiel, Ioannis Tomkos, Katsuyuki Utaka, Georgios Ellinas
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538693926
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: Sep 19 2018Sep 21 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2018 Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period9/19/189/21/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Keywords

  • Integrated Photonics
  • Modulators
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Optics in Computing

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    George, J. K., Mehrabian, A., Amin, R., El-Ghazawi, T., Prucnal, P. R., & Sorger, V. J. (2018). Photonic Neuromporphic Computing with Electrooptic Nonlinear Activation. In K. Manousakis, S. Iezekiel, I. Tomkos, K. Utaka, & G. Ellinas (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018 [8751277] (Proceedings of the 2018 Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PS.2018.8751277